Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering News

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The Goldilocks Wing: Popular Airfoil Design Defies Aerodynamic Standards

Sep 19, 2017

Professor Spedding’s tests on a small (but not too small) sized airfoil yields surprising results in lift

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Cilia: “The Bouncer” of Bacteria

Sep 08, 2017

Paper by USC Viterbi and University of Hawaii faculty elucidates active role of cilia in regulating flow for bacteria filtering and enhancing chemical communication.

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IN MEMORIAM: Phillip Muntz, Emeritus Professor of Astronautics

Aug 04, 2017

Phillip Muntz, Emeritus Professor of Astronautics, passed away Aug. 1, 2017

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Professor Domaradzki Appointed AME Department Chair

Jul 14, 2017

A long-time faculty, Julian Domaradzki continues his service in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, now as department chair

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Better, Faster, Smarter: Making Agile Robots

Jul 14, 2017

USC Center for Advanced Manufacturing team comes in first at the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC)

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2017 Viterbi Master’s Student Awards

May 23, 2017

Accomplishments of Viterbi Masters students celebrated in inaugural event

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USC Viterbi 2017 Undergraduate Awards

May 23, 2017

Graduating students from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering were recognized on May 10th at the 2017 Undergraduate Viterbi Awards for their academic, leadership, and service achievements.

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Clues to a father’s life, charting a daughter’s future

May 12, 2017

She wanted to uncover her father’s ‘dangerous secrets’, she discovered a world of endless possibilities

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The AeroDesign Team Turns a Crash into a Victory

May 08, 2017

The student-led model aircraft team wins first place at the AIAA international Design Build Fly competition.

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Up, up and away at the 2017 faculty and staff awards

May 03, 2017

Honoring the work and dedication of USC Viterbi faculty and staff

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Senior Design Projects Win Big at AIAA Conference

Apr 27, 2017

Senior undergraduate AME Students were awarded first and third place at the AIAA regional Student Paper Conference

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Fair Finances

Apr 27, 2017

HonestFi, a startup that provides financial services to low-income Americans without the sky-high commissions, has won the 2017 Min Family Challenge.

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USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Breaks Record

Mar 16, 2017

Student-run RPL launches rocket of own design to 144,000 feet

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S.K. Gupta named holder of the Smith International Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

Mar 10, 2017

Professor S.K. Gupta, a world-renowned expert in advanced manufacturing, will also head the Center for Advanced Manufacturing.

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Manufacturing For A Better Tomorrow

Mar 06, 2017

The opening of the USC Viterbi Center for Advanced Manufacturing promises to help usher in a new age how things are made.

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The Best And The Brightest

Mar 01, 2017

USC Viterbi alumnus Jung Kian Ng Jung has won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and will pursue graduate studies at England’s Oxford University.

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From 32nd Street to Wall Street, how ‘the Toussaint method’ works

Feb 27, 2017

This engineering student is an extracurricular extraordinaire with a drive towards leadership.

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‘We didn’t want to just give them a glass of clean water for a day’

Feb 22, 2017

Kirsten Rice empowers communities in developing countries to produce their own clean water

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Making StarSCream Transform

Feb 16, 2017

The AeroDesign Team held their Critical Design Review for this year’s competition plane, StarSCream

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Controlling Hypersonic Airflow

Feb 09, 2017

Assistant Professor Ivan Bermejo-Moreno investigates strategies to control air dynamics and reduce stress on aircraft engines

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USC Viterbi Center for Advanced Manufacturing to Open in February

Jan 20, 2017

Center will be the SoCal node of a new multi-university DOD grant on robotics

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“Aviate, Navigate, Communicate”: The Rules of Flying

Dec 20, 2016

How Wyatt Sadler, founding member, pilot and industry advisor of USC’s AeroDesign Team, took his childhood hobby to the next level.

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Mitul Luhar Awarded Air Force Young Investigator Grant

Nov 30, 2016

Assistant Professor Mitul Luhar was awarded a $360,000 grant to research turbulence control using porous and patterned surfaces

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Racing to the Top

Nov 14, 2016

The USC Racing team designs a car worthy of the FSAE leaders’ board

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Aboard the Spirit of Freedom

Nov 09, 2016

David Long had the power of the USS George Washington at his fingertips, now he is pursuing a Masters in engineering

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Rise Of A Leader Engineer

Nov 02, 2016

Shana Douglass turns obstacles into opportunities

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Eva Kanso Awarded $1 Million NSF INSPIRE Grant

Sep 29, 2016

AME Associate Professor Eva Kanso receives NSF INSPIRE grant to study bacteria-host interaction

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Anne Patricia Suntano: Living the Trojan Values

Sep 29, 2016

One of Forbes’ “50 Most Powerful Businesswomen in Asia,” alumna embodies courage, ambition and discipline

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Testing Drones and Building Mobile Games

Aug 11, 2016

Students in the USC – Base 11 Summer Mentorship Program complete inaugural session

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Escape Velocity Episode 2 “The Escape of Bogdan Marcu”

Jun 15, 2016

A rocket scientist’s journey from behind the Iron Curtain to the frontiers of space